My engagement ring nightmare is finally over

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I love your solitaire!  I am so glad your nightmare is over 🙂

Post # 4
1106 posts
Bumble bee

@Stimpak:  that’s great you had a happy ending 🙂 they must’ve done a bad job resizing your original ring mine was also resized from a 7 to a 4 and i haven’t had problems yet *knock on wood* I’m surprised they let you exchange it after drastically resizing it. That’s awesome. I love your original halo though! So pretty. 

Post # 5
14 posts

I am a change-a-holic when it comes to most expensive, custom setting (approx 4k) lost a pave every 2 months! My jeweler (not the one who crafted it) said that it was not unusual, especially if you are “hard on your rings.”

I happen to be left-handed, and pretty clumsy at that.  I also regularly fling a hammer around, in my never ending quest to hang  our artwork ‘just -so’.. In the setting graveyard, i have one robust  piece that has truly stood the test of time.. It is a more prong heavy halo in platinum, which leads me to believe delicate pave is for delicate hands only! 


Post # 6
4915 posts
Honey bee

@Stimpak:  Your new ring is gorgeous!! I am so happy that everything worked out for the best. Having to deal with stones falling out sounds like such a stressful nightmare.

Post # 7
5195 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

Your new ring is very pretty!, so classy and timeless!!!

Post # 8
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Stimpak:  I wanted a solitaire for just this reason.  Many girls have no problems with their multi-stone or pave rings for the first few years but many girls eventually have to get a stone replaced here or there.  It’s just more to be anxious about, more to keep track of.

I love the simplicity and low maintenence of a single-stone ring.  Always have.  I get where you’re coming from.

Post # 9
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@Stimpak:  I had the same fears with a pave encrusted ring since I wanted to be able to wear my ring all the time without worry! Love your solitaire, and I’m glad you were able to find a good solution.

Post # 10
241 posts
Helper bee

glad it’s over, your new ring is lovely. i also had a ring with pretty pave details and ended up taking it back due to it losing diamonds. now i have a lovely, low-profile bezel with nothing to catch and a super secure setting. peace at last!

Post # 12
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Stimpak:  Both of those rings are beautiful, but I totally understand why you went with a solitaire!  I picked out my engagement ring and other than making sure it’s the perfect size haven’t had any issues with it. I’m a little impressed you didn’t lose your original one when it was 3 sizes too big! 

A friend of mine has OCD and picked out her 3-stone engagement ring, kind of in a rush, and gradually realized the stones were uneven and it drove her crazy. Also it was a little small for her taste and more expensive than she felt comfortable with. She told her FI and they were able toc return it and get her a moissanite solitaire and it made her so much happier 🙂 And it’s still a symbol of love, so who cares?

I also want an eternity band, and I’m a little terrified of stones falling out. But I have a few ring holders where I put my ring when my hands are getting wet or dirty, so I think I’m not too hard on rings. There are a lot of really beautiful vintage-style ones though, like with alternating rounds and marquise, and I think those might be more secure. Also you could get a band that’s engraved with a floral design or something,  and maybe a few flush-set little diamonds, those seem to be pretty secure. 🙂 Also channel set seems good, and with a milgrain edge or something that would look pretty vintage.

Post # 13
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Stimpak:  The ring is beautiful!!!

As a completely random aside, you have some incredibly healthy and fab nails/cuticles!

Post # 14
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

@Stimpak:  congrats on the engagement. And your new solitare is so pretty!

Post # 16
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Stimpak:  I love the solitaire look on your hand! Timeless and elegant. Glad to hear your nightmare is over 🙂

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